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Asuu Strike Update: Asuu wants Minister removed.



BREAKING: ASUU GIVES BUHARI
ULTIMATUM TO SACK EDUCATION
MINISTER
– Academic Staff Union of Universities
(ASUU) has asked President Muhammadu
Buhari to sack the minister of Education,
Malam Adamu Adamu
– The union said the minister is insensitive
and lacks commitment to reversing the
dwindling Nigerian education sector
Striking Academic Staff Union of Universities
(ASUU) has asked President Muhammadu
Buhari to sack the minister of Education,
Malam Adamu Adamu.
The union said the minister is insensitive
and lacks commitment to reversing the
dwindling Nigerian education sector.
Making the call via a press statement the
Federal University of Technology (FUT),
Minna, Chairperson of the union, Dr Ndamisa
Mohammed Attaahiru said the ongoing strike
wouldn’t have been necessary if the minister
has been alive to his responsibility.
ASUU added that Mr Adamu failed to
engage with the union on its repeated
demands and correspondences.
“We see the minister as a stumbling block. He
is our custodian; he is our intermediary
between the union and Mr President. Since
this government came on board, ASUU has
been trying to get access to Mr. President; the
minister has not allowed that communication
between our union and Mr. President”
“He should be removed because you cannot
stay in a place you are not doing your job. If
he was very sensitive to the issues today, I
don’t think this strike will have been called for.
If his removal will bring prosperity to
education because Nigeria is bigger than an
individual in this country, we must move
forward. If a minister is sitting down on his
seat and sabotaging the efforts of education, I
think he should be removed. He doesn’t need
to be there.”
Atahiru further confirmed that the branch
will join the industrial action as directed by
the national headquarters of the union
“We in this branch had our congress today
and our congress resolved today 15th
November 2015, that we are to commence the
strike as directed by NE and the strike is total,
comprehensive.
“We are withdrawing all academic services”.
On the fate of the strike if after one week,
the government did not show positive
response, he declared that the action would
continue.
“we have one week, two weeks, three weeks
and continued negotiations. If nothing is done
after one week, we will reevaluate the situation
on ground and move to the next option which
is two weeks. If after two weeks nothing is
done we will look at the situation and move to
three weeks. If after three weeks nothing is
done, we will go on full blown strike. The
notice of the strike must have been served the
minister because we don’t have secrets,” he
said.

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